I would like to replace my dead cherry tree with another, would it be ok to plant it in the same spot?
Cherries are members of the rose family and suffer from replant disease if planted in the same area. This can be alleviated; the soil can be changed with fresh soil from another part of the garden and some gardeners use a buried cardboard box to keep the soil separate until the box rots away and the plant is established. Mixing in wellrotted compost will also help. Adding mycorrhizal fungi when planting is also said to help prevent replant disease, Cherries grown on colt rootstock are also less susceptible.